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" It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind. "
The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th] - Seite 150
1839
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The Romantic Subject in Autobiography: Rousseau and Goethe

Eugene L. Stelzig - 2000 - 279 Seiten
...conception and the completion of his ambitious historical project: "It was at Rome on the fifteenth of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol while the barefooted fryars were singing Vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall...
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The Elsewhere Community

Hugh Kenner - 2000 - 163 Seiten
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Social Science Quotations: Who Said What, When, and Where

David L. Sills, Robert King Merton - 2000 - 437 Seiten
...the folly of mankind. Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-1788) 1974: Vol. 7, chap. 65, 86. » It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amid the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefoot friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter,...
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Dialogos: Hellenic Studies Review

David Ricks, Michael Silk - 2000 - 157 Seiten
...manuscript draft. is closer to the wording in the History: 'It was at Rome. on the l5th of October [ l764]. as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol. while the bare-footed fryars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter. that the idea of writing the decline and fall...
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The Mammoth Book of Literary Anecdotes

Philip Gooden - 2002 - 499 Seiten
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Who's who in Early Hanoverian Britain, 1714-1789

G. R. R. Treasure - 2002 - 416 Seiten
...was in the ruins of the Forum, on October 15, 1764, that he felt inspired to write a historical epic: "As I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol,...friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, . . . the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind." Thorough and...
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A Traveller In Rome

H.v. Morton - 2009 - 256 Seiten
...he dedicated himself to his life's work. 'It was at Rome, on the I5th of October, 1764,' he wrote, 'as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol,...friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.' In his time S....
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The Health of Nations: Society and Law Beyond the State

Philip Allott, Professor of International Public Law University of Cambridge Fellow Philip Allott - 2002 - 436 Seiten
...we may say that its being was in its modest not-nothingness. 33 31 'It was at Rome, on the fifteenth of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted fryars were singing Vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall...
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America's First Dynasty: The Adamses, 1735-1918

Richard Brookhiser - 2002 - 256 Seiten
...Gibbon decided to write the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: "It was at Rome, on the fifteenth of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefoot friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline...
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The Complete Poems of Kenneth Rexroth

Kenneth Rexroth, Sam Hamill - 2003 - 764 Seiten
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